01-10-2014 02:34 PM
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  1. DROBinhood's Avatar
    Is anyone else having an issue with 6tag constantly draining your battery? My phone went from 100% to dead within 2 hours after I installed it this morning. If I launch the app at any point, my phone remains hot even when I the screen is turned off. I confirmed that background agent was disabled.

    I did a soft reset hoping that it'd fix the issue, but no dice. I had to uninstall the app, as it made my my phone completely unusable, and this has fixed the problem. Is anyone else having this issue?
    ali80 likes this.
    08-22-2013 03:34 PM
  2. iamtim's Avatar
    I did notice that my phone gets warmer when 6tag is running right after installation, but nothing as bad as you've reported. FWIW, I didn't see a background agent when I first installed it. I had to turn the background agent on and then off again in the general settings page in 6tag, then I saw the background agent in the system settings background tasks page.

    Not only did I block the background agent, I also unchecked the "Turn background tasks back on..." check box.

    That was last night. Today seems to be fine.
    Amritash Pathania likes this.
    08-22-2013 03:59 PM
  3. xratola's Avatar
    What I've noticed is that the app is a several Data drainer, it sucks off 10/20Mb per session (uploading at least 2 pics). I find this unacceptable :/
    08-22-2013 04:26 PM
  4. Lumia 8x's Avatar
    No just you.
    08-22-2013 04:33 PM
  5. flipmark's Avatar
    I did notice it this morning when I was late for work since my phone's alarm didnt go off (for the first time). I checked and it was empty. I've also noticed that my phone have been acting strange... it freezes every now and then. And these things werent happening before I installed the app. I'm using a lumia 720.
    08-23-2013 02:09 AM
  6. speedy_klaxton's Avatar
    I've noticed a massive nose dive in battery life since I installed 6tag, dropped 60% over night from 75% to 15% with flight mode switched on. Weird.
    08-23-2013 03:40 AM
  7. Amritash Pathania's Avatar
    I did notice that my phone gets warmer when 6tag is running right after installation, but nothing as bad as you've reported. FWIW, I didn't see a background agent when I first installed it. I had to turn the background agent on and then off again in the general settings page in 6tag, then I saw the background agent in the system settings background tasks page.

    Not only did I block the background agent, I also unchecked the "Turn background tasks back on..." check box.

    That was last night. Today seems to be fine.
    same here my friend
    08-26-2013 11:56 AM
  8. Robert Stevens's Avatar
    Within a few minutes of using it last night (around maybe 7 minutes) of just viewing pictures. It lost 6% battery. Now when I closed the app and put my phone to sleep on idle i lost NOTHING throughout the night. When I went to bed it was 47% and when I woke up it still was 47% (I love the Lumia 520's standby battery life lol) Its safe to say its a HUGE battery drainer.
    08-26-2013 12:02 PM
  9. TMavC5's Avatar
    It could be because network issue yesterday.
    08-26-2013 12:42 PM
  10. iamtim's Avatar
    So... after making the modifications I posted above, 6tag no longer drains my battery. But holy hell does it heat my phone. I'm sure it's because of all the data going back and forth... pictures and whatnot... but that seems abnormal. I don't recall Instance heating up my phone like this.
    08-26-2013 03:25 PM
  11. Dex Da Rex's Avatar
    Was using 6tag Saturday night and going through a bunch of hashtags. Phone battery was half way while charging and it got so hot that it restarted on me twice! Was still hot so I just gave it a break, was only using it for around 10-20 minutes with no WiFi.
    08-26-2013 03:40 PM
  12. mtelism2's Avatar
    not just batery drain,but abnormal data drain 3days playing with 6tag and 6sec cost me 600 MB....
    this 2 app are "gold mine" for operaters,so if you dont have unlimited data plan watch out.........
    08-26-2013 03:47 PM
  13. iamtim's Avatar
    Here's a Twitter conversation with the developer:

    @RudyHuyn Love 6tag, thanks for it! Are you receiving reports of 920s running really hot when using it? Or battery drain?
    @iamtim yes, gdr2 fixes that

    So... any of you with heat and battery drain on GDR2?
    Nickkk101 likes this.
    08-27-2013 09:08 AM
  14. Nickkk101's Avatar
    Here's a Twitter conversation with the developer:

    @RudyHuyn Love 6tag, thanks for it! Are you receiving reports of 920s running really hot when using it? Or battery drain?
    @iamtim yes, gdr2 fixes that

    So... any of you with heat and battery drain on GDR2?
    This was my issue exactly and had a similar twitter exchange with Rudy also the other day- he did confirm this was apparently a firmware update issue. I am not currently on GDR2 on my 920 (EE uk) and im seeing this app cook my phone like a good un', looking to see the difference when this update finally lands... would be interested to see is those on GDR2 920's are not having this prob...
    08-27-2013 09:41 AM
  15. cyberden's Avatar
    Seems to be working fine with my 9620 GDR2. Never used it before gdr2 though so I can't really compare.
    08-27-2013 10:22 AM
  16. Nickkk101's Avatar
    Seems to be working fine with my 9620 GDR2. Never used it before gdr2 though so I can't really compare.
    so no appreciable heating with a few minutes of 6tag useage you would say?. It's certainly something you can't ignore at present (non GDR2), heats up alot with around only a minute of use. Sure other apps can show this behavior, but as others report, it seems to continue to stay warm long after exiting 6tag and hence cripples one's battery.
    08-27-2013 10:51 AM
  17. rudyhuyn's Avatar
    About data:

    - instagram picture takes 100Kb
    - instagram/vine video takes 1.5Mb
    If you have a small data plan, disable video auto play in settings

    I checked with fiddler, Datasense seems to be crazy, it seems to be a data sense bug, so don't worry about data (you can also check with fiddler or wireshark)


    About background agent : its only purpose is to update the tile :
    - one request to log you
    - 3 requests max to update tiles
    - tile image download

    no more.

    About heat: Windows Phone 8 had a several bugs:
    - with videos: sometimes, it forgets to delete video player => impossible to play an other video (black screen)
    - camera: sometimes it forgets to close the camera => become hot (solution launch native camera app)
    these two bugs are fixed by GDR2, it's a firmware bug, I can't do sometimes if you haven't gdr2

    Don't forget that when you launch an other app or lock screen, the app stops, it's theorically impossible to drain battery when you doesn't use an app ;)
    08-28-2013 10:51 AM
  18. Nickkk101's Avatar
    About data:

    - instagram picture takes 100Kb
    - instagram/vine video takes 1.5Mb
    If you have a small data plan, disable video auto play in settings

    I checked with fiddler, Datasense seems to be crazy, it seems to be a data sense bug, so don't worry about data (you can also check with fiddler or wireshark)


    About background agent : its only purpose is to update the tile :
    - one request to log you
    - 3 requests max to update tiles
    - tile image download

    no more.

    About heat: Windows Phone 8 had a several bugs:
    - with videos: sometimes, it forgets to delete video player => impossible to play an other video (black screen)
    - camera: sometimes it forgets to close the camera => become hot (solution launch native camera app)
    these two bugs are fixed by GDR2, it's a firmware bug, I can't do sometimes if you haven't gdr2

    Don't forget that when you launch an other app or lock screen, the app stops, it's theorically impossible to drain battery when you doesn't use an app ;)
    Thank you for the expanded explanation there Rudy, excellent stuff. Looking forward to the next 6tag update. The original is brilliant...but you know that! ;)
    08-28-2013 01:24 PM
  19. iamtim's Avatar
    The original is brilliant...but you know that! ;)
    I agree. I think it's better than the original Instagram app (I used it on iOS).
    08-28-2013 01:27 PM
  20. Nickkk101's Avatar
    I agree. I think it's better than the original Instagram app (I used it on iOS).
    the original 6tag i mean of course... ;) I've not had the chance to use Instagram's effort on iOS too much, but even with limited use to compare, Rudy's work is outstanding and intuitive.
    08-28-2013 01:47 PM
  21. iamtim's Avatar
    the original 6tag i mean of course...
    Yeah, I read your post as "The original 6tag before these updates you're working on is brilliant..." :)
    08-28-2013 01:57 PM
  22. Kimi Alin's Avatar
    I haven't experienced that kind of issue but I think that app itself consumes too much battery when you are using it. If I use it for about 5-10 minutes, I lose around 5-8% of my battery. That's too much. I hope that developer makes a patch with optimisation for the app since 6Tag is an amazing app.
    08-29-2013 12:54 AM
  23. rudyhuyn's Avatar
    the update 1.1 has a lot of optimization for battery yes + some new features ;)
    08-29-2013 04:31 AM
  24. uopjo6's Avatar
    Battery drains like a champ. Went down 10% during the 6-7minutes of usage, then another 10% while the battery was still hot after exiting app.

    Appreciate Rudy and the 1.1 update though thanks can't wait.
    08-29-2013 04:42 AM
  25. rudyhuyn's Avatar
    update 1.1 is available fixing the battery problem ;)


    here is the full changelog:

    - manage video hashtag security, other users can now see your videos when search tags
    (important: an app that doesn't manage this security can make your account suspicious in the future)
    - post entire photos on instagram and select background color: white or black, no need to crop your picture anymore
    - share using NFC (compliant with windows phone and all other NFC phones)
    - reply to comments
    - more filter borders
    (include now all the ios borders)
    - better video encoding quality
    - load low definition pictures when possible to improve performance
    (save data plan, more performant for low-spec devices)
    - new keyboard to quickly access # and @
    - keep in memory your 40 last hashtags (in keyboard suggestions)
    - add a remove internet cache button
    - use less battery (a lot of optimization has been made)
    - improved lux feature
    - many other little changes to improve the app
    Loco5150 and JohnStrk like this.
    08-31-2013 02:42 PM
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